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CS 373 Spring 2021: Week 5

What did you do this past week?

Since I don’t have much experience with full-stack development, I did some reading on API design in preparation for the project, and I’ve been looking at various tools/frameworks we may need for creating the web app.

What’s in your way?

I’m still feeling a bit unmotivated after the events of last week. Hopefully I’ll be able to get in the groove again soon, as I do have a lot of coursework upcoming.

What will you do next week?

My group hasn’t been able to meet yet, so we have a lot of work to do. Thus, my next week will probably be spent mostly on Phase 1. We will need to brainstorm ideas for the RFP, scrape some data, design our API, and get a cloud-hosted static website running.

If you read it, what did you think of the Single Responsibility Principle?

I thought it was a interesting and useful concept — it’s something that I haven’t really thought about explicitly before, but makes intuitive sense, especially from a developer’s perspective. I will definitely be keeping it in mind for future designs I pay partake in.

What was your experience of IDB1 and reduce? (this question will vary, week to week)

As aforementioned, my group hasn’t been able to meet yet, so I can’t comment on IDB1. I had prior knowledge about reduce beforehand, so it was mostly review for me, but I did learn something new regarding it — the seed. Reduce is a great tool to have, and I can already envision how a seed could be useful for many scenarios.

How did you fare in the storm?

I was without power for 3 days, so it was definitely tough, although having water and gas still was nice. Temperatures never got too terrible for me, with the lowest being around 54 degrees, thankfully. And given there was no power, I instead turned to reading some books on my backlog. Over those 3 days, I started up and have almost finished Frank Herbert’s Dune. Definitely a worthy read for any sci-fi lovers!

What made you happy this week?

Just having access to electricity again.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

My tip would be to always keep a portable charger around. I’m glad I was able to charge up a couple of power banks to last me through 3 days, or I’d have no way of contacting others whatsoever.

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